MISS DANIELLE SLOAN

MISS DANIELLE SLOAN
MISS DANIELLE SLOAN

MISS DANIELLE SLOAN

MSci (Hons)

Research PG

About

School of Biological Sciences

University of Aberdeen

Tillydrone Avenue, Aberdeen, AB24 2TZ

Biography

Danielle is a PhD researcher funded by the University of Aberdeen, Marine Scotland Science and the Scottish Universities Partnership for Environmental Research (SUPER) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP).

Under the supervison of Dr Catherine Jones from the University of Aberdeen and Dr Berit Rabe from Marine Scotland Science, Danielle is using a multi-disciplinary approach to investigate the connectivity of Scottish flame shell (Limaria hians) populations.  Previously, she has researched flapper skate (Dipturus intermedia) population distrbution in the Loch Sunart to the Sound of Jura MPA and volunteered at Bimini Biological Field Station.

Previous Degrees:

Masters of Science (Hons), University of Glasgow

Previous Experience:

Volunteer, Bimini Biological Field Station

Intern, Scottish Association for Marine Sciences (SAMS)

Intern, Marine Scotland Science

Qualifications

  • MSi (Hons) Marine and Freshwater Biology 
    2019 - University of Glasgow 
    First class

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships

School of Biological Sciences Postgraduate Research School Student Staff Liaison Committee Student Representative

External Memberships

SUPER Student Committee Chair (2020 - 2022)

Postgraduate Zoo and Roots Committee Member (2019 - Present)

Research

Research Overview

Danielle's main research interests focus on understanding population connectivity to inform policymakers for the provision of effective spatial management. 

Current Research

By combining particle tracking (FISCM) and hydrodynamic (FVCOM) modelling with population genomics, Danielle's research aims to investigate how Scottish flame shell (Limaria hians) beds are connected.

Funding and Grants

Scottish Universties Partnership for Environmental Research (SUPER) Doctoral Training Partnership PhD grant

MASTS Coastal Forum Small Grant 2020

Conchological Society Research Grant 2020

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

Demonstrator for BI1012 Diversity of Life 1